PASSION PROJECTS: Reducing Gender-Based Violence, Women Empowerment & Gender Equality
Virginia Musoke was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda (East Africa). She studied both in Uganda and the United States and now lives in Houston, Texas. She has a Master’s in Healthcare Administration and Informatics, and another one in Public Health (Global Health), George Washington University. A certificate in International Health- Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers from Bloomberg Sch. of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. A certified HIV/STD Testing Counselor and applied her skills while in the Bay Area at UCSF Alliance Health Project which supports the mental health and wellness of the LGBTQ. She has a passion for public health and charity work. As a teenager, she joined Rotary International as an interactor and later as a Rotaractor and served as a director at different levels of the club.
"Her passion for public health led to starting a 501(c)3 humanitarian organization dedicated to reducing gender-based violence (GBV) in Uganda's underserved communities."
Virginia believes in service above self and is very passionate about community service and is an active volunteer/guest at a local rotary club in Houston until she gets inducted. Virginia goes above and beyond to serve her community. She’s a Harris County Public Health MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) volunteer and oftentimes volunteers at the food pantry and homeless shelters when time allows. Her passion for public health led to starting a 501(c)3 humanitarian organization dedicated to reducing gender-based violence (GBV) in Uganda's underserved communities.
About MusokeV Foundation
MusokeV Foundation (MVF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to reducing gender-based violence (GBV) in Uganda's underserved communities. Violence against women and girls is one of the world's most common, persistent, and devastating human rights violations. It could be physical, emotional, or sexual in nature. Violence against girls and women occurs at all levels of society in Uganda, with survivors suffering psychological, physical, social, and cognitive consequences that impede their mental and physical development. MVF hopes to achieve its goal of reducing GBV among girls and women by increasing awareness of GBV and incident reporting strategies through the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of Nakivale, CDFU, and local community leaders, schools, and organizations. Mission: To achieve a society free from Gender-Based Violence (GBV), through the creative participation of the youth and women of Southwest Uganda. Goal: Reduce GBV among girls, and women through increased awareness of GBV and incident reporting strategies using the rape prevention and education program. Services: Educational Services,
Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), Women Economic Empowerment, Psychosocial Support, 24/7 Toll Free Hotline (0800 200 600)
A member of the Rotaract Club of Nakivale - Talking about Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Refugee Settlement Camp and how they can be helped to address the problem.
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